When Does Your Car Need a Tune Up?

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The key to having a well-maintained car that does not leave you stranded on the side of the I-5 during Friday rush hour is to schedule regular tune-ups. Not only do the experienced technicians at Advanced Computer Automotive handle vehicle repairs, we also specialize in tune ups so that your car runs as efficiently as possible.

Properly maintained vehicles demonstrate better gas mileage, higher performance and are more environmentally friendly than their under-serviced counterparts. Check your owner’s manual for the suggested tune up schedule because different car models and brands have different maintenance time tables. However, the general rule of thumb is to schedule a tune up every two years or 30,000 miles.

At this point, you might be wondering what exactly occurs during a tune up if nothing is specifically wrong with your car when you arrive at the auto shop. Below are some of the main components our technicians test and/or replace to ensure that your vehicle will continue to run smoothly for years to come:

  • Ignition components
  • Fuel and air filters
  • PCV valve
  • Spark plugs (platinum spark plugs last for 60,000 miles and so would only be changed every other tune up if you abide by the 30,000-mile rule)
  • Distributor cap and rotor
  • Belts
  • Fluids (either replaced or topped off)
  • The electronic engine management system (if the car is equipped with one, it is tested to ensure that it is functioning correctly)

Tune ups can vary based on the car model. To learn what will specifically be done for your vehicle’s tune up, please call Advanced Computer Automotive at (562) 421-1905 to speak with one of our skilled technicians.